K is for Kangaroo…

June 9, 2013

This week flew by we were so busy with our graduation and end of the year festivities!  We finished out the alphabet with the letter Kk.  We had an amazing year and I am looking forward to the fun camp activities that we have planned for this summer!

Sing With Me

Keely Kangaroo

(to the tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”)

Keely Kangaroo

And Keely’s kiddie too,

Will fly a kite and kick a ball

And play a big kazoo.

Kangaroo Hop

(to the tune: “Skip to My Lou”)

Hop, hop kangaroo hop.

Hop, hop kangaroo hop.

Hop, hop kangaroo hop.

Hop, hop, hop until you drop!

Story Time

kangaroo books

We read: “K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo” by Giles Andreae  and “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?” by Eric Carle.

Arts and Crafts

kangaroo craft

We painted kangaroo shapes which I cut out after they were dry.

kangaroo craft

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Letter Nn week…

June 1, 2013

We had a great week filled with learning all about the letter Nn.  We explored a squirrel’s world and their love of nuts, made nests and noodle necklaces.

N is for Nuts

Sing With Me

The Squirrel

(to the tune “I’m a Little Teapot”)

These are the brown leaves fluttering down.

And this is the tall tree bare and brown.

This is the squirrel with eyes so bright.

Hunting for nuts with all his might.

This is the hole where day by day,

Nut after nut he stores away.

When winter comes with its cold and storm,

He’ll sleep curled up, all snug and warm.

Story Time

preschool book about nuts and squirrel

We read “Nuts to You!” by Lois Ehlert. This was a fun story all about a mischievous squirrel who is on the hunt for nuts!

Arts and Crafts

walnut craft squirrel craft

We made paper walnuts to go along with our story.  The children painted brown paper and I cut the nuts in half and added a brass brad so the shell can open and close.

N is for Noodles

Sing With Me

I Love Pasta

(to the tune of “I’m a Little Tea Pot”)

I love pasta shapes, yes, I do,

Noodles and twists are but a few.

Then there’s spaghetti and bow ties,

Wheels and macaroni, any size.

Cook up the pasta, yum, yum, yum

I just love pasta in my tum.

Hand out the forks, and now let’s eat,

I say pasta is a special treat!

Nyle Noodle

(to the tune “The Farmer in the Dell”)

Nyle Noodle likes to dine.

His noodles taste so fine.

He looks for letter N to eat

And then the number nine!

Story Time

We read “More Spaghetti I Say!” by Rita Golden Gelman.  I love this story and have had it a long time.  It’s a fun tale all about a funny monkey who stuffs himself with spaghetti.

Arts and Crafts

noodle necklaces

For our noodle theme, we made noodle necklaces.  The children colored them with markers and then they strung them onto ribbon to make a necklace.

noodle necklaces

noodle necklaces

N is for Nest

Story Time

We read “My Nest is Best”by P.D. Eastman.  This is a fun interactive tale all about a boastful bird who is proud of his nest making skills.

Sing With Me

Little Bird

(to the tune:”Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Little bird, little bird, fly around,
Up to the sky, down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird, flap your wings.
Open your beak and sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird, fly to your nest.
Now it is time to take a rest.

Arts and Crafts

nest craft

We made our own nests out of crinkle paper and paper eggs.

nest craft

nest craft

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Lions start with L…

May 26, 2013

We learned all about letter Ll and Lions!  It was so much fun acting and roaring like the king of the jungle.  We watched a clip of real lions to hear their great roars up close.  Click here to hear the lion.

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Story Time

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We read the fun story “We’re Going on a Lion Hunt” by Joe Mathieu.  This story is similar to the song and book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”.  The children loved this story and helped act it out as I read.  And we read the beautiful adaptation of Aesop’s fable “The Lion and the Mouse” by Jerry Pinkney.  This story tells an amazing lesson that even the meek and small are capable of greatness.

Sing With Me

Larry Lion

(to the tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Larry Lion loves letter L.

He brings L for Show and Tell.

Larry leads the class today

As the leopards laugh and play.

Larry lets them take a turn

Cheering L so they can learn!

Poetry

I’m a Lion

I love to sleep out in the sun,

And chase other animals just for fun.

In all the jungle, I’m number one!

I’m a lion!

Arts and Crafts

hand print lion craft

We made hand print lions by printing the children’s hands in a circle then adding the face in the middle.

hand print lion craft

hand print lion craft

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